Florida Man Passes Law Making Illegal Things More Illegal

That man is Rick Scott, Former Florida Governor. He signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Act in an effort to make Florida schools and communities a safer place.

His results, less than stellar and largely asinine, are still heralded by the under informed as somehow effective.

But let me rehash visually how gun control “prevents” violent crime.

Gun control vs ways to commit horrific acts of violence (colorized 2019)

But by all means, Florida Man, let us examine the brilliant law.

Ban gun sales to anyone under 21 and mentally ill

Hooray! We have denied the second amendment rights of legal adults for an additional three years past high school. On the off chance that one such individual might legally buy a gun to commit an illegal horrific act.

The supposition that somehow keeping a right legal and sacrosanct enables and encourages illegal horrific acts is fear mongering projectionism. It’s the same “logic” the concludes all gun owners want to kill someone deep down inside their soul.

Let’s not count the ways this can be circumvented… actually lets

  1. The “angry” individual is over the age of 21 and has no criminal background and has never been committed a crime.
  2. Theft
  3. Use of any other implement of violence other than a firearm. Third world children can fashion IEDs. Yet we expect this is beyond the skills of a first world student out of some twisted sense of supposed decorum a mass murderer allegedly possesses?

There seems to be a mental dam in place when it comes to the topic of arms. That because weapons are weapons and inspite of complete inanimacy they operate under a different set of rules and motivations than improvised weapons of opportunity. This seems especially true of firearms.

Oh! And on the banning of sales to the mentally ill…

Congratulations on making illegal something already illegal. I’m certain the feeling of ‘must do something’ is highly satisfied.

Ban on accessories to make semi-automatic firearms fully automatic 

“Florida lawmakers and Scott agreed to criminalize accessories that make rifles more automatic…” – Click Orlando

As an individual familiar with the law and the devices in question the vast technological misrepresentation here is infuriating…